Review: My Sister’s Keeper

Director Nick Cassavetes is no stranger helming dramas, and with this movie surrounding death, a making tear jerker is not really that hard. Finding the ultimate balance is, though. As all characters get their turn to take a narrative lead, it can mostly be seen as something positive. But in this case, it detracts from some more urgent matters, plus it still doesn’t dig deep in anyway. The broadening didn’t really deepen any character, and it gives a restless feeling, as a ballad-laden soundtrack fuels another family collage or flashback.
Sure, most tear ducts facing the screen will be fluid-tested, but in the end, it’s still a mediocre drama (though displaying Cameron Diaz as a mostly bitchy character is quite a feat).6½.

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